Cumberland Times-News

October 29, 2012

VIOLET E. BOYD [Fort Ashby, W. Va.]

Cumberland Times-News

— FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Violet Elizabeth Boyd, “Mammoid”, 80, of Cumberland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, after a short battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) while surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Fort Ashby.

Born May 24, 1932, in Cumberland, Mrs. Boyd was the daughter of the late Harley P. Glass and Pearl Elizabeth (McGill) Glass. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Dareen (Mason) Glass; her husband, James Edward Boyd, Aug. 3, 1991

Violet was a graduate Allegany High School, class of 1950. She was formerly employed at the Kelly-Springfield Tire and Rubber Company; G.C. Murphy’s; and retired from Liberty Trust Bank. She was a member of the Memorial Heights Baptist Church, a member of the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary and the former treasurer of the Valley Road Water Association.

Violet is survived by her son, Vincent E. Boyd and wife, Pam, State Line, Pa.; and her daughter, Susan L. Marteney and her husband, Scott, Fort Ashby. She is also survived by her brothers, Kenneth Glass and wife, Ruth, Bonita, California and Rev. Robert Glass, Liverpool, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Joey Boyd and his special friend, Sara Drake, Fayetteville, Pa., Johnny Wertz Jr. and his special friend, Ashley Paxton, Aaron Wertz and his special friend, Autumn Deter, all of Cumberland; as well as her great-grandchildren: Emma and Evan Drake, Fayetteville.

Volunteering time to the Alleghany County Farm Bureau was just one of the many things she enjoyed doing along with spending time with her class of 1950 including travels, reunions and monthly gatherings. For many years she was dedicated in overseeing the care of her late Aunt Beulah Mason who resided in a nursing facility.

Violet who was also known as Aunt Purple to her many nieces and nephews, will always be remembered for her unfailing love and dedication to her family. She was at her happiest when spending time with them. They always came first in every situation.

The family would like to especially show their gratitude to her daughter “Susie” for the many months of constant care of their Mom. And also to Marsha, Nicole and Wanda of Potomac Valley Hospice, “Thank you.”

“My Mom’s Smile.” Though your smile is gone forever and your hand I cannot touch, I still have many memories of the one I loved so much. Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part. God has you in his keeping. I have you in my heart.  Sadly missed, but never forgotten.

Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland,  ( on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Denny Michael officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.